Last Tuesday, June 20, I spent the whole day traveling around the island of Bali looking for something (or someone) that might surprise me and I know for a fact that there are surprising things and people in Bali. My eyes were hungry for more sceneries Bali could offer after our trip to Ubud. On that day, Bali never disappointed me- and will never disappoint anyone I believe. I got to experience once again the lush tropical life I have been looking since I was on the island.
On our second day of exploring Bali, here are the spots I visited and loved and wish to visit again:
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Culturak Park
Located in Ugnasan, Badung Regency, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is a place where Indonesia’s culture and history are sketched. The place has an amphitheater for the traditional Indonesian dance & play, garden for prayer and worship, and coffee shops for food, drink and shelter.
Hotel Nusa Dua Bali
Maintained by Bali’s Department of Tourism, Nusa Dua Bali is a collection of premium hotels settled in one massive land area beside the island’s white sandy beaches. Theme parks, enhanced smaller islands, crystal blue waters and elegant hotels are just some of the things you will see inside this hotel community.
Stating the obvious, Dreamland Beach is awesome and unforgettable. It is rich with nature’s gifts: white fine sand, gigantic carved stones and cold blue sea water. This place is popular to surfers because of its huge unstoppable waves but it is also dangerous for those who do not know how to swim because of its uneven sea ground.
The center of Bali’s history, art, culture and religion, Uluwatu temple is popular because of its story that focuses on the prayer life of the Hindus, its setting which is on top of a cliff, and its sunset which is definitely visible to all the tourists looking at the horizon. Heads up, the place is also full of monkeys which are quite bipolar.
Kecak Ramayana & Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple
They say that every visitor to Bali should see at least one dance and if you plan to see only one, then this should be it. The combination of ancient ritual, dance, drama, sunset and cliff setting make Kecak Ramayana and Fire Dance one of the most spectacular dance performances imaginable. Accompanied by a choir of chant and singing men to be a memory that will stay with you long after you leave this, The Island of the gods.
Many people say, Bali is beautiful and fun because of the pictures they see on the internet. The truth is, fun and beautiful are two words which are not enough to describe Bali. Bali is more than majestic, it is more than wonderful, it is more than amazing. Bali is a gift. Bali is life.
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